Action against Amit Malviya, Swara Bhaskar, Digvijaya once rape is 'clear' in Hathras case: NCW
After few raised questions over the legality of BJP’s IT Cell chief Amit Malviya sharing the id of the 19-year-old alleged Hathras gang rape sufferer who succumbed to accidents in a Delhi hospital, the NCW chief stated it’ll ship discover to all those that shared the id, together with actor Swara Bhaskar, Congress chief Digvijaya Singh amongst others, as soon as rape is established.
“Not only Amit Malviya but others like Digvijaya Singh, Swara Bhaskar & many others have revealed the identity of the Hathras victim on social media and others at Jantar Mantar,” stated the National Commission for Women chief Rekha Sharma.
Sharma additional acknowledged that the report shouldn’t be clear on rape and Court has additionally taken Suo Motu cognizance. “Once its clear, NCW will give notice to everyone. I have details of each and every person putting pictures on social media or on posters,” stated she.
On the night of October 2, Malviya had tweeted a video of the sufferer saying, “Haathras victim’s interaction with a reporter outside AMU where she claimed there was an attempt to strangulate her neck.
“None of it’s to remove from the atrocity of the crime however unfair to color it and demean the gravity of 1 heinous crime towards one other.”
The 48 second video was fodder enough for many to demand action against the BJP leader for allegedly violating laws that preserve the identity of sexual assault victims.
Under the Indian penal code, revealing the identity of a sexual assault victim is prohibited. But with demand for action against Malviya, the NCW has clarified, whenever it does take action against him, others like Swara Bhaskar and Digvijaya Singh too will face consequences.
The 19-year-old Hathras girl died following an alleged gang rape. She died on September 29 at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital after having suffered fractures, partial paralysis and a spinal injury following the savage assault.
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